Thrilla (album)

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ReleasedJune 30, 2009
Genre Southern Hip Hop, Christian Rap, Crunk
Mr. Del chronology
Hope Dealer
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Thrilla is an album from Christian hip-hop artist Mr. Del. It was released on June 30, 2009.

Mr. Del, is an American Christian rapper and music producer. He is president of the independent record label Dedicated Music Group (DMG)/Universal Records. He received a Grammy award nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album of the year and 2010 GMA Dove Award nomination for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the year. His first solo album, The Future, was released in 2005 and debuted at No. 15 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart. Hope Dealer, was released in 2007 and peaked at No. 47 on Billboard’s Gospel Chart and featured American jazz musician Kirk Whalum. Thrilla, was released in 2009 and debuted at No. 2 on the Christian R&B/Hip Hop Chart.


Track listing

  1. "Want It" - 4:42
  2. "More Than a Conqueror" - 4:16
  3. "Crunk Az Me" - 4:12
  4. "Panic Room (True& Mot!)" - 4:13
  5. "Rock It Out" - 4:01
  6. "Spread the Gospel" - 3:19
  7. "Checkin My S.W.A.G" - 4:39
  8. "Get Dom" - 4:26
  9. "Out There" - 5:28
  10. "Blessed Fresh" - 4:13
  11. "This Is It" - 2:44
  12. "Step Forward" - 2:46
  13. "U Can Do It 2" - 3:18
  14. "Faith Walk" - 3:57
  15. "Rite Back" - 4:17
  16. "Reverse the Curse" - 3:22
  17. "Don't Do It" - 4:50
  18. "Run Away (True & Mot!)" - 3:51
  19. "My Life Rated 'R' (Real)" - 2:42
  20. "Indescribable" - 3:41


The album was nominated for a Dove Award for Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. [3]

41st GMA Dove Awards

The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards presentation was held on April 21, 2010 recognizing accomplishments of musicians for the year 2009. The show was held at The Opry Entertainment Complex in Nashville, Tennessee, and was hosted by Bart Millard.

Chart performance

The album peaked at #33 on Billboard's Gospel Albums. [4]

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.


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